ERIC Number: ED341642
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Dec-5
A Collaborative Model for Teacher Induction.
Blair-Larsen, Susan M.; Bercik, Janet T.
Teacher induction may be defined as the period of transition from student to professional when beginning teachers need supervision and support to adjust to their new roles. Concerns within the profession about the large numbers of beginning teachers leaving the profession during their first 2 years as well as innovative reforms origination from outside the profession have stimulated the development of teacher induction programs. As a result of this renewal of interest in teacher preparation, many teacher induction programs are originating at state and local levels. This paper describes the development, implementation, and evaluation of a teacher induction program in a New Jersey suburban public school district. During the design phase of the project three specific objectives emerged: to help the new teachers gain success, to develop a support system for new teachers, and to serve as a facilitator not as an evaluator. The program format consisted of a roundtable discussion on a monthly topic. Participants were seven newly-hired elementary and secondary teachers. Appendices include samples of two data collection instruments used in the 8-month program: "Monthly Teacher Diary" and "Teacher Induction Program Evaluation." The teachers' responses to items found on these instruments are analyzed. (IAH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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